Translate information in this website into another language.
Learn More.»

Recent News

2021 Qualcomm San Diego Employee Giving Committee Selects NSDI for $12,000 Award

Filed in Donor News, Recent Blog Posts by on July 7, 2021

In June 2021, The Qualcomm San Diego Employee Giving Committee (SDEGC) selected NSDI for a $12,000 award aimed at employment facilitation for vulnerable populations. The award is part of the SDEGC Virtual Pitch Night, which harnesses the passion and interests of Qualcomm employees in impacting positive social change in their communities.

NSDI established LearnMore », a state-approved vocational training school in 2019 to provide in-demand healthcare training and employment facilitation to marginalized communities, including refugees, immigrants, and other displaced/underserved populations. The school offers accelerated healthcare training and supportive services that lead to in-demand healthcare careers and increased employability in the U.S. healthcare job market. To date, 64 participants have participated in the Nurse Assistant Training Program. In 2021, LearnMore became an approved test site for the NNAAP Certified Nursing Assistant exam and currently facilities the state certification exam for all students who complete the state-approved nurse assistant training program.

View entire story.»

Celebrating National Women’s Week—May 9-15, 2021: Focus on FGM/C (Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting)

Filed in Event News by on May 9, 2021

The week of May 9 – 15, 2021, is designated as National Women’s Health Week» (#NWHW) by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health» (OWH). The weeklong observance highlights the importance of women and girl’s health and wellness. This year’s theme, “Ending the Epidemic and Elevating Women’s Health,” focuses on women’s health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In alignment with this year’s theme, NSDI raises awareness of FGM/C (female genital mutilation/cutting), an illegal practice that involves partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injuries to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Data suggests more than 513,000 girls and women» in the United States have experienced or are at risk of experiencing FGM/C. In California, the most impacted state, more than 57,000 women and girls have experienced or are at risk of experiencing FGM/C.

View entire story.»